Conservation Minor

The conservation minor is designed for students who want to expand their experience in conservation biology, education, and ecology to prepare for conservation-related careers.

The conservation minor consists of 6 courses.

Choose 2 of the following conservation courses:6
Conservation Biology
Conservation Behavior
Conservation Education
Choose at least one class from each of the following 4 areas (labs either required or optional):
Area 1: Skills3-4
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the Social Sciences
Field Ecology
Conservation Education 1
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Africa
Internship in Conservation
Internship 1 (must take 491C)
Internship 2 (must take 492C)
Area 2: Applications3-4
Conservation Behavior 1
Urban Ecology
Avian Conservation and Management
Conservation Biology 1
Community Ecology
Population and Conservation Genetics
Area 3: Conservation History3
Narratives of Nature and Culture
Environmental History of the United States
Environmental Ethics
Area 4: Social Science3
Biocultural Diversity Conservation in Costa Rica
Environmental Policy
Environment and Society

 Can be taken as a track if not taken as one of the required courses.

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.